Birth Injury & Malpractice

Childbirth injury due to negligence? You may be entitled to compensation.

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Birth Injury Attorneys in Erie, PA

During childbirth, women entrust their personal safety, and the safety of their newborn child, completely to the care of their medical care providers. We like to think that these individuals are worthy of that trust and know exactly what they are doing. Unfortunately, medical malpractice does occur, and the consequences can be life-altering for both the mother and the child.

If you think your child may have suffered a birth injury due to malpractice, or you think your own body was injured in some way due to malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation. Sometimes the line between a birth defect and birth injury is hard to distinguish. If you think there is any chance at all that you or your child have been a victim of malpractice, contact us. Our attorneys at Elderkin Law Firm in Erie can help answer your legal questions regarding birth injury.

We understand that you are recovering from the emotional trauma that has resulted from the wrongdoing of their medical care providers. We have the experience and resources to fully and completely evaluate your claim, and present it so that you receive full compensation for your injuries.

We want to hear your case,  we want to help you get the results that you deserve. Call our Erie, PA offices at 814-456-4000, send us an email at, or fill out one of the contact forms. Talk to us, we can help.

Frequently Asked Questions 


How do I know if the doctor made a mistake or if the injury was a natural act?

Sometimes the line between those two can be very thin indeed.


A so-called "birth defect" may be the result of entirely natural processes (such as a genetic disease) or the result of a mistake by medical personnel at or around the time of delivery. Sometimes tests are available to determine whether a genetic condition has caused the problem. Sometimes it is necessary to inquire closely into what happened in the delivery room to determine whether the injuries were caused by medical negligence. One benefit of our modern medical care delivery process is that, in most cases, extensive medical records are kept that may help tell the story of what happened.  These records are kept by many observers or participants in the birth process, from the physician, who is sort of the "captain of the ship" and decides what happens in the delivery room, to the labor and delivery nurses, anesthetists and others.  Some records are created automatically by machines that monitor various aspects of the patient's condition.  The process of properly evaluating a claim to determine the cause of the birth injury is like assembling a jigsaw puzzle; it often requires the skill of an experienced team of attorneys and expert medical evaluators to collect and review all the pieces of evidence, so that a complete and thorough assessment of the case can be accomplished. 


At Elderkin, we have the resources necessary to evaluate your case.  Contact us so we may put our experinced team to work for you.



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